noun leg·work \ˈleg-ˌwərk also ˈlāg-\

: the active physical work that is involved in doing something

Full Definition of LEGWORK

:  active physical work (as in gathering information) that forms the basis of more creative or mentally exacting work (as writing a book)

Examples of LEGWORK

  1. I wrote the article myself, but my assistant gathered the information and did most of the other legwork.

First Known Use of LEGWORK



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